Self-Awareness

Just Listen To Them?

Just Listen To Them?

I wrote a blog a while ago called "Watch & Listen:  That's Leading?!" about how impactful just watching and then listening can be for a leader.  I also stated that I was not very good at it.  I recently had a performance evaluation and one of the blind spots I have is that I am not a very good listener.  I think I knew this, but this definitely became reality as I listened to my evaluators share examples of when I wasn't truly listening.  I really took this to heart and want to get better so I have begun a journey to improve my listening skills. 

Looking Deeper Into Reflection

Looking Deeper Into Reflection

A jack-of-all-trades, Benjamin Franklin was famous for his scheme to achieve "moral perfection," a goal that often eluded him due to his busy schedule. But every evening, before retiring at midnight, he would reflect on his day and ask himself: "What good have I done today?"

This has been an amazing year of growth for me.  I mistakenly thought to myself the other day, "Paul, you are forty-four years old. I think you are done growing!"  I would have to say that I'm not even close to being done growing. And I won't be done until my heart stops beating and mind stops processing.  This is what it means to be a lifelong learner.  Yep, that's me.